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, wicked, jekyll & hyde all getting together at the end of this month raise money for the united way. >> bill: good for them. good for them. thank you dan. yes, indeed, an historic day at the white house. i got out of my sickbed to go down for the announcement in the east room. president obama coming out at 1:10 and announcing the final two members of the national security team. last week he nominated john kerry, a great choice to be secretary of state. yesterday, he presented to the world his next two picks. >> obama: to help meet the challenges of our time, i'm proud to announce my choice for two key members of my national security team. chuck hagel for secretary of defense and john brennan for directorror of the central intelligence agency. >> bill: the president was adamant in his praise of hagel who the president befriended when he was a member of the senate traveled with him to iraq and afghanistan, got to know him as independent centrist moderate, republican. and was willing to stand up to the leaders of his own party and say they were wrong. originally voted for the war in ir
of the of the united states. and will, to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you mr. chief justice. >> they got it right as daughter sasha was quick to point out after wards when she congratulated her daddy and said, you didn't screw it up this time, dude. >> you did it. >> it's kind of harold to hear but she said you didn't mess it up. he said, i did it. >> good on john roberts, he read the oath from a script so he wouldn't screw it up. >> third time. >> that's the third time that president obama has taken the oath of. today will be the fourth time, and the president went to one of the event did last night. i believe this was at the convention center. and said how much he loves the first lady and what everybody is talking about, her new look. >> i love michelle obama to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. >> love her bangs. >> should have made a good debut for the bangs. >> a good look. earli
united, james salt to talk about some of the themes in the president's inhermanal address. now, we know beyonce wasn't really singing. do you care? but first. >> sean peyton was reinstated after serving a year-long suspension for being part of the bounty hit program last year. the coach released a statement saying he was thankful to be on the job and takes responsibility for all aspects of his few football program and mistakes were indeed made. he looks forward to coaching the saints, thanks to his supporters. >> he is going to coach the saints? he said he still works for them and is working forward to it >> bill: we love redemption. >> it was quite an after party after the inaugural ball. the washington post supports katie perry and ashley judd and others were at the executive mansion until 2:30 in the morning partying it up. >> that's when katie perry tweeted she had been at the best party ever. president obama and the first lady were there, too. no word on how late they stayed >> bill: i have been when bill clinton was in the white house, i have been
, mike. geoff americamerkley has emerged as a strong leader in the united states senate in his first term. we tried to get him on the show in studio today but he is back in oregon and he wasn't able to make it in, because i want to give him as much exposure as possible. and he's -- he's become the real leader on this issue, and he's not going to -- geoff merkley is not presenting this as a good deal. geoff merkley knows they could have gotten rid defendant filibuster. they could have done major, major reform. instead, we get this piece of nonsense from harry reid and mitch mcconnell. >> this is the full court press: "the bill press show," live on your radio and on current tv. [ music ] >> only on current tv. event. >> it doesn't anymore real than this. >> current's award winning original series is back with an all-new episode straight from the headlines. in the minefield of the nation's gun control debate, this could be the most polarizing issue. >> anybody could claim "stand your ground" and they can get away with murder. >> only on current tv. these talking points,
he's in this unit now. >>are you sure you made the right choice? >>absolutely, i know i've made the right choice. to have the camaraderie, the teamwork, the ability to work out and train on a regular basis, and just have that trust in your fellow man. i know i've made the right choice joining this band of brothers. (vo)the rookie is soon back under pressure. he's been asked by stadium officials to throw a t-shirt into the crowd. let's hope he does a better job than with his flash-bang. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, good morning everybody. good to see you today. it is thursday, january 24. welcome to the "full court press" here on current tv this thursday morning. bringing you the news of the day. from our nation's capital and our studio here on capitol hill, from around the country and around the globe. and big news today in his final act as defense secretary leon panetta will announce today he's lifting the ban on women serving in combat, a move that's long overdue, over 20,000 women have already served in combat in iraq and afghanistan. 131 of them giving their lives in thos
)across town, unit 30 are doing some bonding of their own. in the spirit of all for one and one for all, the team are serving out the rookie's punishment together. it seems that dave has finally brothers. >>nobody here from 20, right? >>yes sir. >>remember that. >>yes sir. >>what's this, 13? >>the other guys, they rip on me a lot, and they might make fun of me, but i know deep down that if they didn't like me, they probably wouldn't even talk to me whatsoever. so that just, it actually builds a lot of camaraderie, it builds a lot more trust, and i'm sure as my tenure starts to grow here, i'll be able to, to hit back a little bit too. it's a great feeling to know that, when you come to work, you're not really going to work, you're going to go hang out with a bunch of your buddies, and that's just something that i really appreciate. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hey, good morning everybody. welcome to the "full court press" on this tuesday january 29. so good to see you today. thank you for joining us for our little roundup of all the news of the day. whether it's happening here in our natio
. in order for that to work he has to get through the united states congress. we have had a republican caucus that they don't want to get anything done. because they don't want to get anything done, the president has to pick and choose his agenda. the question a lot of immigration are asking, you have to get it done in the first 100 days or you lose the political capital for winning the election. it's going to require a progressive. i said this all the time. what progressives are going to have to do, it's not b waiting on the president for the president to take up our agenda. we have to bring our agenda to warrant, pursh our agenda through the congress and the president will sign it. we can't depend upon the president to carry our agenda. >> that's what you are going to see in the next coming weeks or months and hopefully, angelie from the center for american progress will tell us what they are going to do moving their issues forward. before we go to break, we want to talk to stewart in saint petersburg, florida. >> good morning, guys. when we talk about as
's an incredible adrenaline rush. had an opportunity to go to another unit, i worked with other units but i haven't seen a high level amount of training that has impressed me as much as the 82nd airborne. we're the best. so what do you want? which clear [ music ] [ music ] hello. good morning everybody. welcome to this great land of ours. ours. it's hard to say which is a big story. news breaking eight senators four republicans led by john mccain. four led by john schumer who have come up with a come comprehensive immigration plan bi-partisan they are going to announce today which includes a path to citizenship as well as tougher enforcement at the border all contained in one bill. president obama will talk about it in las vegas tomorrow. >> that's huge story. but perhaps a bigger story sara palin dumped by fox news. she was soaking it up and saying nothing. finally, they dumped her but they still have karl rove and dennis cue sin itch. kus. nich. all of that coming up here on current tv. floorboard >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie mill
to the state assembly and the united states congress. she's a great great person. she's been, i think a very good labor secretary. i hate to see her go. as you said, she's been a good friend of the show. every monday after the job numbers came out on friday, first monday of every month hilda solis in studio talking about it. >> peter: you can't deny that you know, that job numbers continually, gradually ticking up up, up, up, while she was secretary of labor. so if that's your criteria of how good of a job she did, she did a damn good job. >> bill: first latina in that position. great credit to the obama administration. >> peter: speaking of people who we don't hold in such high regard... aig yesterday. we've talked a lot about this lawsuit. they're suing the government after the government bailed them out, they're saying they maybe robbed them of some money. >> bill: their investors. >> peter: whether or not the current leadership of aig would get involved in the lawsuit. yesterday they said you know what? we're going to stay away from this one. very smart. nobody tackled this better than t
not the brightest light bulb in the united states congress, yesterday on msnbc saying yeah, shut the government down. why not. >> let's do it. my constituents want it. it is what my constituents want. i crisscross tennessee and they tell me shut the whole thing down. >> bill: right. >> look, you know, this is really -- when you have more than half of the republican caucus saying shut it down. >> bill: that they're willing to shut it down. >> shut it down in terms of the cr. don't do the continuing resolution that expires in march. shut it down. then you have close to half saying sure, let's breach the debt ceiling. you're in a situation where what is going on here? what is going on here when you have republicans saying because we don't want to compromise, we're not going to govern at all. we're going to do nothing. we're not going to give an inch. we would rather shut the government down, breach the debt ceiling and see what happens. >> bill: when it comes to the debt ceiling as the president pointed out yesterday over and over and over again because he kept getting asked the same question at the ne
. that actually, the united states is not faring very well among developed nations when it comes to how healthy we are as a people and how healthy we're keeping ourselves. and we will go to the movies with chris orr from the atlantic. but first -- >> this is the "full court press." >> other headlines make news on this friday, major league baseball expanded its steroids testing policy yesterday. they came to an agreement with the player's union and will now begin a random hdh testing on players during the season. up until now, they were only tested during spring training in the off-season, three players last year were caught under that policy. this year, could be more. >> bill: why wouldn't they test during the season? >> it's about time. if they're going to be serious about it. they have two options. they have to either embrace it and say whatever! go for it and we have no major problem with it or they actually start testing for it which they have finally started to do. >> bill: good for them. >> in hollywood, more trouble for simon cowell and his x-factor tv show which he created after leaving "a
of defense, the men and women in the armed forces of the united states and their parents. >> meaning, of course he will be the first enlisted man to serve as secretary of defense. and one of the few wounded in wartime and in combat to the serve as secretary of defense. then where colin powell really made news was when he we want on to say, this whole battle over chuck hagel, republicans versus republicans over chuck hagel is i will lustrative of what's wrong with the republican party. colin powell again. >> i think what the republican party needs to do now is take a hard look at its self and understand that the country has changed. the country is changing demographically. if the republican party does not change along with the demographic, they are going to be in trouble. >> bill: one other thing that colin powell said that's wrong with the republican party, not only this inability to keep up with changing times, if you will, but they are still carrying around to many of them, a strong breed of intel intelrance. >> there is also a dark a dark vein of in
and anger at the united states congress dealing with this fiscal cliff. so we'll talk about that. give us a call at 866-55-press. follow us on twitter and phase book and the old chat room is up and running again this morning at current tv go to and click on the chat room. but first -- >> announcer: this is the "full court press." >> as you head out the news on this wednesday morning, great ta and shirley twittered this week that kim kardashian is pregnant -- >> bill: oh, god, i thought you were talking about sarah palin. >> no. she is carrying kanye west's baby. she is no stranger to politics. >> bill: david shuster was also present, so no big deal. >> by the way he is not % pregnant. >> bill: no. >> if you want to make a woman mad i learned by saying it one time, we are pregnant. no we're not. >> hugh hefner has gotten married again. they were supposed to get married a year and a half ago but the playboy playmate walked away from the 86-year-old saying it was not the kind of life she wanted to win and now has changed her mind. >> bill: i love the 60-year d
in the united states senate. so a friend of mine -- a friend of his told me yesterday that barney's active lobbying for the job may have hurt him. >> oh, that was clearly the first of the reasons. i don't know behind the scenes he may have given a tongue lashing to the governor behind closed doors. >> bill: right. is cowen saying that -- it's clear he is not going to run, right? >> that was one of the prerequisites that the governor laid down on the job, and cowen is very loyal to him. >> bill: so we know ed marky at least at this point is in. what is scott brown going to do? governor or senator? >> well there's scott brown and then really nobody else. >> bill: yeah. >> he's weighing his options. he has been around talking in the private sector see what he could get in terms of salary and deals. he has been through two very tough campaigns in the last several years. he faces another tough campaign here, and when he finishes this campaign in june he has to roll into 2014 where they are going to try to go at him again if he were to win for a full term. that's when kerry's t
.c., our nation's capitol. we are just down the street from the united states capitol building. the house is back in session, and the white house, if you will of activity these days. the senate is still out, but everybody gearing up for the big announcement at the whitehouse today on the president's efforts to reduce gun violence coming out of the joe biden task force. great to see you today. we've got lots and lots. >> that's not the only thing we have to talk about. we will bring you up to everything happening in our nation's country and give you a chance to sound off. you know, you get up. you find out what's going on, it pisses you off or makes you happy or whatever. tell us what it means to you and your family. give us a call at 866-55-press. >> that's our toe-free number. you can follow us on twitter. we invite you to at bp show and on facebook. everybody is on facebook these days including us press show. here we go. us, that means the whole team and me plus peter ogburn and dan henning. hello, hello, hello. >> good morning.
. i don't remember such vitriol between two major government parties. are we still a united country? republicans seem to be the most intractable. i swear they're biased against our president and showing it more and more every day. jerry johnson tox talking about the cuts for the pentagon. do we really need 6700 bases oversee -- 700 bases overseas. since drones are doing most of the work today do we need more planes and pilots? all good questions jerry johnson. cuts to the pentagon have to be on the table as well as cuts to domestic programs. second hour is coming up. stay with us. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." >> bill: good mornings friends and neighbors. welcome to the "full court press" this thursday morning january 3rd. hey, you're looking good. it is good to you have on board as t complete recovery expected. there is a storm of outrage over john boehner's decision to delay any special funding for the victims of hurricane sandy. the homeowners and the governors in new york and new jersey ar
in the united states. >> not just guns. assault weapons. >> bill: they bought them back. in the 18 years before that massacre, australia had suffered 13 mass killings by guns. there's not been a single one since 1996. if australia can do it, why can't we? why do we have to settle for half-ass measures. peter, what's going on? >> we're tweeting at bpshow. fred says congress turds must be publicly shamed if they oppose common sense massacre-control measures proposed by obama. jean takes a different course. he says these laws and ideas are reactionary and they're deeply flawed. as all reactionary laws are. >> bill: i don't know what that means. >> another tweeter says president obama -- >> bill: in a sense every law is a reaction to something. that's the way the world works. >> president obama has gone as far as he can by himself. now it is up to congress and us to carry it the rest of the way. >> bill: i think politically he's gone as far as he can. the question is why politically in this country do we have to settle for such half-ass measures. 1-866-55-press i'm sorry we're short here now with t
you didn't know. we are right down the street from the united states capital building where everybody is geared up, ready to go, excited for the reinauguration of the barack obama on monday at 12:noon. we will be there, of course booming out to you on your local progressive talk radio station and on country t.v., bringing you the latest right from the scene. peter ogburn and i, we have seats right up alongside of the first lady. >> not quite that close, but almost. almost. for monday morning. >> lots to talk about from the hostage situation in algeria to the continuing efforts to figure out what we are going to do about the debt ceiling to the big new discussion here in washington, d.c. about guns and sensible gun control measures. and the unbelievable story of manti te'o. all of that. we will take ule calls at 866-55-press. joining us in studio the director of communications to get the title correct for the national education association one of the proud sponsors of the "full-court press," ramon a oliver. thank you for coming in? >> thank
solemn inaugural ceremony on the west steps of the united states capitol. a powerful inaugural address by president obama. real liberal manifesto. great music by james taylor and kelly clarkson and of course beyonce. a phenomenal, i thought very moving poem by richard blanco and then the colorful inaugural parade and the inaugural balls last night. i gotta tell you the ceremony kept going on and on and it continues today with a prayer service at the national cathedral. we'll tell you all about it. this glorious day for all americans to celebrate the second inaugural of president obama. and a day of renewal for our american democracy. that's what we'll get into today with all of our guests and with you. first, here she is with today's current news update, we get all of the latest, kelly clarkson -- right. how about lisa ferguson out in los angeles. good morning lisa. >> good morning. i'll take kelly clarkson. one more celebration to mark the president's inauguration today. at 9:00 tonight, president obama, the first lady and the bidens will attend the staff inaugural ball at the walter
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